SSE Airtricity: Covid-19 Update

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Covid 19 update: Our commitment to you

Last Updated: January 2021

At SSE Airtricity, the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and the communities we serve will always be our number one priority. 

A message from Klair Neenan, Managing Director SSE Airtricity: 

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As Ireland has now moved back to Level 5 of the ‘Framework for Living with COVID-19', I want to reassure our customers that we will continue to comply with government guidelines while supporting you over the coming weeks.

We know the last 12 months have been challenging for homes, businesses and communities across Ireland. However, it has also shown us the great strength that comes in working together. With that in mind, we have committed to a freeze on our tariffs this winter to give you added peace of mind and certainty around your energy costs.

As an energy provider our focus is always on how we can help and support our customers; and our teams continue to do so while working safely from their own homes.

I would encourage any of our customers that are struggling with their energy costs at this time to reach out to our teams who will work with you to find a solution.

Rest assured, we will continue to monitor for, and adopt to, updates to the public health guidance as the health and safety of our teams and our customers remains the utmost priority at this time.

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Klair Neenan,
Managing Director

Our Customer Service Team:

We continue to provide our full range of services to customers over the phone and via our online channels. As our teams continue to work from home you may experience a delay with some of our services; and we appreciate your patience and support with this. We’re here to help:

  • Call 1850 40 40 70^ - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Live Chat Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am - 6pm
  • Facebook chat @sseairtricity and Twitter @sseairhelp – Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am – 6pm.
  • Email us at
  • Gas Boiler Service, Repair & Replacement Priority Appointments – Call 1850 81 81 70^ Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Check out our list of Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

Self-Service through your online account

Many of your day-to-day interactions with us can be carried out on our online self-service portal. To make sure we can quickly deal with our most in need customers, we’d ask that, where possible, you log on to your online account first. You can log in or register your online account if you do not already have one.

To receive the best SSE Airtricity discounts, sign up for paperless billing

If you currently receive your SSE Airtricity bill by post you can switch to paperless billing through your online account. Instead of receiving your SSE Airtricity bill by post we will send you an email notifying you when your bills are ready to view online. Learn more about paperless billing discounts.

Concerns about paying your energy bills:

There are many ways to pay your bills. If you have concerns about paying your energy bills, we’re committed to working with you to find a resolution together. We will not be disconnecting any properties during Level 5 restrictions; however, we would encourage any of our customers who are having difficulties with their energy costs to contact our teams who will work with you to find a solution and help reduce any further concerns around your payments. 

To speak with a member of our team simply call us on 1850 40 40 70^.

Free and independent advice: 

You may find it helpful to talk to Money, Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) about your personal finances. You can call their helpline on 0761 07 2000 or email Their opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm.

Submitting your meter readings:

As part of the ‘Framework for living with COVID-19’ all indoor meter readings by networks are currently suspended. We continue to encourage you to submit meter readings where it is safe to do so. Your energy usage may have changed over this period and providing us with an actual meter reading will ensure you get billed for the energy you have used.

  • Simply make a note of your reading from your gas or electricity meter, or both. If you need help on how to read your meter, visit our meter reading page.
  • Submit your meter reading online.
  • We’ll use your reading to more accurately calculate the energy you’ve used for your next bill.

Gas Boiler – Service, Repairs & Replacements

Due to restrictions announced by government, and to ensure we are helping to suppress the spread of Covid-19, we have  suspended all non-emergency boiler maintenance from 6pm on Friday, 8 January 2021.

This includes any customers who had appointments confirmed for a date beyond this 8 January 2021. We will be in contact with all customers to rearrange your appointment for a time when it is safe to do so.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but our first responsibility is to protect the safety of our customers and our employees. We appreciate your understanding at this time and look forward to providing you with this service in the future.

Please Note: We will continue to offer emergency assistance in the event of your gas boiler breaking. If you require an emergency repair or call out during this time, please call us on 1850 81 81 70 Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays). 

 Prepayment Electricity Customer

We recommend that you always keep your electricity meter topped up. Where possible, we advise customers who can, to top up online.

Important information for Pay As You Go Gas Customers on Emergency Credit:

  • Once the credit on the meter drops to a low level you will be offered ‘Emergency Credit’.
  • The amount of Emergency Credit for gas offered to a customer is €10
  • This can be borrowed until you can buy some more credit.
  • When you want to use your Emergency Credit, insert your Gas Card into the meter. When the Emergency Gas Credit is offered, you can accept it by pressing the red Button A.
  • If you’re already in emergency credit, this must be cleared before you can avail of the new emergency credit.
  • Find more information on prepayment meters, how to access emergency credit or visit Gas Networks Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our list of Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

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